Monday, July 16, 2007

Otep - The Ascension (2007)

Fuck me in the arse with a Sequoia Branch of the Gorilla. Its 2007 and we still can't be rid of the commercially successful yet creatively detestable aural disease that is nu-metal. Otep have always been a favourite among the obese nu-goth crowd (you know the kind, 350 "modelling" photos on their MySpazz profile, each taken from an obscure angle to hide the fact they actually look like a whale in fancy dress) due to the female front-woman novelty factor. Frankly, if Otep Shamaya was Joan of Arc reincarnated it still wouldn't make a difference. This is complete and utter wank.

Pulling from every nu-angst cliche in the book Ascension is track after track of ear rapingly bad "metal". Semi-spoken word/rapped vocals, woefully generic lyrics of the "Boo hoo I'm so sad, look at my scars, but I'm angry and shit and I like cars
" kind, one finger riffs of downtuned tedium and that nu-metal bass sound. It sounds like shit, literally. As if the bassist has squatted, cheeks spread, over the fretboard and taken a dump. *Plop* *gurnng*, there we go bass recorded.

There are no redeeming qualities to this filth at all. There is absolutely nothing of merit, not even the half-assed Nirvana cover. Seriously, who covers Nirvana these days outside of badly put together Kerrang tribute albums? Contender for worst album of the year along with In This Moment.

0/10

2 comments:

chimerstry said...

In times like these I am just happy to have the new Deathspell Omega.

I wouldnt be so generous with Otep in the future.

-5 out of 10

META said...

:^:

Nuf said, leave it out back to die.